• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
How-to-Tell-When-Squash-are-Ready-to-Harvest-THUMB.jpg

How to Tell When Squash are Ready to Harvest

This is my first time growing squash. How can I tell when they are ready to pick?

Harvest summer squash when they are small and tender. Pick zucchini and other long squash when it is 2 inches in diameter and 6 to 8 inches long. Patti pan and other scalloped summer squash taste best when they are 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Regular harvesting will give you the best flavor and biggest production. Wait for the rinds of acorn, butternut and other winter squash to fully color and become hard. Store these in a cool dry location. 

Related

Upcoming Appearances


April 21, 2021
Plant a Landscape that
Makes a Difference

Webinar

May 12, 2021
Top Plants for Rain Gardens, Water Gardens & Shoreline Gardens
+ Those to Avoid

Webinar

May 13, 2021
Planting Your Rain Garden
Webinar

May 16, 2021
Perennials for Challenging
Growing Conditions

Webinar

June 3, 2021
Creative Container Gardening
Webinar
​​​​​​​
Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Win Plantskydd Animal Repellent package

ENTER NOW